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Before and After: A Before and After Photo of the Robert Treat Memorial Bridge. Photo Courtesy: and Cian Carroll, February 6, 2022.

The Unique History of Milford

Cian Carroll and James D'Angelo | March 10, 2022

     Founded in 1639, Milford has exhibited traits of a coastal city with a beautiful downtown and several notable landmarks. The city we call home has changed dramatically over the past 383 years.      One of the oldest cities in all of the U.S. has a very rich history. From the U.S. becoming...

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Batter Up: LaMorte steps into the box and is getting ready to hit. Photo courtesy Chadwick and Co Photography, May 1, 2021.

Dream Catching

Kendall LaMorte is Committed to CCSU
Morgan Viesselman, Sports Editor | March 10, 2022

     Softball has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Senior Kendall LaMorte is eager to continue her softball career for another four years at Central Connecticut State University.       Kendall says that she is excited to play in a new environment and meet new people....

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Drama Club Rehearsal: The cast rehearses a scene for this year’s Mamma Mia play.

A Peek Behind the Curtains of Foran’s Drama Club

Cynthia Pan and Fiani Lin | March 9, 2022

     Imagine sitting in the auditorium of Foran High School on April 8. The red curtains open and as the auditorium lights shut off, the bright spotlights illuminate the stage. The bustling audience gradually decrescendos and focuses their attention on the stage.       Despite the dazzling...

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Cuteness Overload: Delia Dimaio’s impressive Squishmallow collection. Photo courtesy: Delia Dimaio, February 15, 2022.

KellyToy Squishes the Competition with Popular Plush Line

Sam Cogan, Staff Writer | March 8, 2022

     Stuffed animals and pillows have always been a staple for children and even adults when it comes to comfort. Now they have become collectable. Squishmallows, a plush line by Kelly Toy, has recently exploded in popularity across the country because of their adorable style and huggable softness.   ...

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E3 2018: Nintendo and Sony’s Playstation centers in the 2018 E3 conference. Photo Courtesy: Creative Commons, 2018.

Anticipated Video Games to Buy in 2022

Yusuf Abdelsalam, Staff Writer | March 8, 2022

     There are a number of widely anticipated video games slated to release in 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted video game developers and their workload, thus impacting the games released in the last year. There has also been a global semiconductor chip shortage affecting the buying of big consoles...

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One Handed: Zach Tavitian is seen dunking the ball with one hand. Photo Courtesy: John Tavitian, July 2, 2019.

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Tavitian’s Basketball Journey

Lauren Ardolino and Victoria Koenig | March 7, 2022

     Foran alumni Zach Tavitian, class of 2017, started playing basketball at Foran and has worked hard to achieve his dream of playing professionally. Since then, he has played for the Western New England University team, the Armenian National Team, and the Zentro Basket Madrid team in Spain.   ...

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Opportunities Await: Working papers, provided at the main office, are very accessible to students applying for jobs.

How to Apply and Be Successful at a Job

Connor Nieman and Cal Wrigley | March 7, 2022

     Applying for a first job can seem like a daunting and stressful task. However, many students are unaware of the resources they can use online and through their high school to apply for a job.  Equally important, if students are hired, they need to be aware of the ways to be an effective and...

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Fortnite victory royale: Brian Massey and Dean Ross getting a Fortnite win.

Fortnite is Back After Two Years

Business is Booming
Dean Ross and Brian Massey | March 4, 2022

     Fortnite is back. Released in 2017, the game had millions of players until controversy, including unwanted game changes, led to a decline in its popularity. After two years, players around the world have begun to play again.      In Fortnite, a free-to-play battle royale game developed...

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Swimming Away:Emma Fiorillo competing in a meet for Foran Swim, February 8, 2021.

Juggling Sports and Jobs During School

Jenna Supple, Staff Writer | March 4, 2022

     Stress is one of the major things that a student deals with throughout their school career. In Connecticut the legal age that students are allowed to work is 16 and many students choose to get a job as soon as possible to feel more independent.      Many students still want to enjoy their...

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A Nike Ajak missile being paraded through downtown Milford . Photo courtesy: , “Probably early sixties.”

A Different Type of Nike

A Look Back at Milford's Nike Site from the Cold War
Jake Israelite and Jack Beaupre | March 3, 2022

     Milford was once home to a missile site. Back in 1957, the Milford Nike was put into operation to protect the area from attacks during the Cold War, a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies.       Nike Sites were used to...

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Zuckerman in Action: Zuckerman wraps an athletes ankle before a game.

Hallie’s Healing Hands

Julia Deicicchi and Colleen Ardolino | March 3, 2022

     The whistle blows, the game stops, Hallie immediately runs onto the court to help the injured player. Hallie Zuckerman, the certified athletic trainer at Foran, is found at every single game and practice.       Her job is an important one, and, unfortunately, not all schools have athletic...

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ShopRite: Lisa Pereira working a closing-shift on Valentine’s Day.

Minors versus Adults: The Experience in Part-Time Jobs

Julianne Yasona and Ivy Glidden | March 2, 2022

     A part-time job is a form of employment that strictly offers fewer weekly hours than a full-time job, and it includes people from different age groups and genders. The experiences of teenage part-time workers differ greatly from those of adults who have fewer restrictions in most workplaces.  ...

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